Written by Davida Rochman on July 2, 2013 under Education
Contributors: Dennis Gruenling, Michael Pettersen Since the 1950s, blues harmonica players have amplified their instruments with bullet-shaped microphones and tube amplifiers. But how it all started remains a mystery. According to one legend, the mac daddy of all Chicago blues harp players, Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, innovated the technique by playing his harmonica near a […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 6, 2016 under Education
In this short documentary full of archival treasures, Shure Corporate Historian Michael Pettersen explains how a two-way radio microphone became the harp mic of choice for generations of blues musicians.
Written by Brooke Giddens on October 27, 2016 under Artists
Adam Young explains what’s different when writing a film score vs. a pop song and why he’s excited about the Adam Young Scores Short Film Contest.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 9, 2014 under Education
Dean Miles targets the one-person-camera operator and explains the importance of recording sound elements to create a soundscape that complements the visual imagery of your project.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 4, 2014 under News
An Interview With Sean Sullivan There isn’t one of us who doesn’t have a tangled pair of low-end earphones in a gym bag, coat pocket or buried next to the I-PASS tollway transponder somewhere in the glove compartment under a crumpled pile of fast food napkins. The chances are pretty good, too, that at least […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on December 6, 2013 under Artists
Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on December 6, 2013 under Artists
We bring you, “What Is That Mic Application?” In this installment of unique encounters from the road, we stumbled upon a homemade, handheld device involving some toggle switches, heavy duty cabling and an SM58 gently wedged in the center. This creation takes center stage every night and is a big part of this endorsers live […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 5, 2013 under Artists
Coming into all of this, I knew nothing of microphones. I knew singers and bands used them to create sound, but that was about it. Already I’ve learned a lot about microphones and all the little things that make each Shure microphone unique; however I know there are still many people out there like me […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 1, 2013 under Education
Contributors: Recording Engineers Mark Garrison, Michael White “Trust your ears.” “It’s what sounds right to you.” These are popular refrains that you’ve read in just about every article (many of them right here) about choosing microphones, positioning them and mixing sound. But if you’re going to rely on your ears to hear and identify the […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 10, 2012 under Events
Which Shure wired microphone have you always wanted? Tell us in a comment below by December 17, 2012. If we randomly draw your name from the commenters, you’ll win the Shure microphone of your dreams! (Exclamation point!) Any current Shure wired microphone is fair game. Seriously. Doesn’t matter if it’s for vocals, guitar, drums, broadcast, […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 30, 2012 under News
We’ve been testing our products to military specifications since World War II. So, when you see a new Shure product hit the shelves, you know it already survived a serious smackdown. Despite the confidence this gives us, we still get a little nervous when the first reviews roll in. (We just want everyone to be […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on August 24, 2012 under Artists
There are a few departments here at Shure that loan gear out to artists, engineers, television shows, movies, festivals… you name it. As you can imagine the Artist Relations department dabbles in this quite a bit. Typically we are trying to help out an artist traveling from overseas to tour here in the states or […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 25, 2012 under Education
Courtesy of Michael Pettersen, Shure’s Director of Applications Engineering A microphone responds to the movement of air, and it does not care what caused the air to move. This means that a mic cannot distinguish between air movement originating from a talker, and air movement originating from local weather. Wind noise is a persistent problem […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on October 17, 2010 under Artists
From time to time we have some amazing visitors here at Shure and on Thursday the beautiful Mexican songstress and Shure Endorser Lila Downs paid us a visit a day before her show at Chicago’s Symphony Hall. I picked her up along with her husband Paul Cohen, their adorable newborn baby Benito and their Nanny […]
Written by Davida Rochman on April 29, 2010 under Education
They’ve seen it all. In this post, an artist and a trio of sound engineers share their challenges and solutions.
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